The essays in this collection address issues significant to labor within regional, national and international contexts. Themes of the chapters will focus on managed labor migration; organizing in multi-ethnic and multi-national contexts; global economics and labor; global economics and inequality; gender and labor; racism and globalization; regional trade agreements and labor.
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Preface. Introduction. Globalization masking Imperialism and the struggles from below Raul Fernandez, Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Vivian Price, David Smith and Linda Trinh Vo 1. Empire. Global capitalism and domination new times, new identities: Solidarities of sameness and the dynamics of difference George Lipsitz Labor, race and Empire: Transport workers and transnational Empires of trade, production, and finance Thomas E. Reifer Latin America and the Empire of global capital William I. Robinson Empire and labor: U.S. and Latin America, James Petras Sexuality and the marketplace Amalia Lucia Cabezas 2. States: Immigration and citizenship. Class, space and the state in India: A comparative perspective on the politics of empire Leela Fernandes Race, labor and the state: The quasi-citizenship of migrant filipina domestic workers Rhacel Salazar Parrenas On the border of love and money: Sex and tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic Amalia Lucia Cabezas Work, immigrant marginality, and 'integration' in new countries of immigration: Dej-- vu all over again? Kitty Calavita Culture, power and oil: The experience of Venezuelan oil camps and the construction of citizenship, Miguel Tinker Salas 3. Workers: Solidarity and resistance. Empire(s), strategies of resistance and the Shanghai labor movement 1925-1927 Wai Kit Choi Crossing the borders: Labor, community and colonialism in the Jaffa-Tel-Aviv region during the mandate period Mark LeVine Flexible production and industrial restructuring in Hong Kong: From boom to bust? Stephen W.K. Chiu and Alvin Y. So From the Third World to the Third World within: Asian women workers fighting globalization, Grace Chang Can U.S. workers embrace anti-Imperialism?: Trade unionism and anti-Imperialism in the current situation Bill Fletcher, Jr. Imperial political economy and the war against the Mexican countryside Victor Quintana